Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Theres More to Poker than Texas Holdem!


Texas holdem is taking over the world, but believe it or not there are many other poker games you can play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:

- Stud Games (for example 7 card stud)

- Draw Games (for example 5 card draw)

- Shared Hand Games (for example Texas Holdem)

There are also some other obscure games that don't fit into these categories, some of the more popular of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In almost all types of poker game the hand rankings are the same, with a very few minor exceptions which have become more or less "home-made" rules.

Here are brief descriptions of some different poker games:

5 Card Draw Poker
Played by 3 - 7 players. Each is dealt five cards and there is a round of betting based on the hands. After the betting players can now put up to three cards back in exchange for new ones. (There's one exception where a player can exchange four cards if he shows the fifth to be an ace).There's a further round of betting and the best hand wins. Draw poker was once the standard way to play but it has of course been overtaken by Texas Holdem.

7 Card Stud Poker
Played by 3 - 10 players. Players are dealt two cards face down and one face up and there is a round of betting. Cards 4, 5 and six are then dealt face up with betting on each round. The final card is dealt face down and there is another round of betting before the showdown. 7 Card Stud Poker is still a popular game and is probably second at the moment to Texas Holdem.

Caribbean Poker
This is a poker game played in a casino between the player and the dealer. Each gets five cards and the player has to decide whether his card is worth betting on after seeing the dealer's first card.If the player has a better hand than the dealer he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending on the strength of his hand.The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or high card to 100-1 for a royal flush.

Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow is a fairly complicated casino game played between the dealer and up to seven players. It is played with a joker which counts as either an ace or any card required to complete a flush or straight. There are two variations in hand ranks compared to standard poker rankings, the highest hand is five Aces and the straight A2345 is ranked second to AKQJT.The players and dealer are dealt seven cards each which they split into two hands of five and two. The five card hand must be better than the two card hand. The dealer then shows his cards and plays against each player, the dealer's five card hand against the player's five card hand and the dealer's two card hand against the player's two card hand.

If the dealer wins both hands he wins.

If the player wins both hands he wins.

If each player wins one hand there's a "push" which means no money changes hands.

If any hand is tied the dealer wins it, so:

Dealer/Tie - dealer wins.
Player/Tie - push.
Tie/Tie - dealer wins.

Texas Holdem
By far the most popular poker game in the world today, probably because it is very simple to learn but extremely difficult to master. Two cards are dealt to each player, then three face up on the table (the flop), another face up on the table (the turn), then a final card face up on the table known as the river. Players use their own two (hole) cards and any three from the table to make the best five card hand. There is a round of betting before the flop then before the turn and river, and finally after the river card is dealt.

Article by Ian McIntosh of http://www.Love-Texas-Holdem.com. Check out the site for all the latest information on Texas Holdem tournaments and freerolls.

Please feel free to use this poker article on your website, newsletter or blog as long as this resource box is left intact and there's a live link to the site.


MORE RESOURCES:

Tallahassee.com

House panel hears casino gambling bill
Tallahassee.com
House Majority Leader Dana Young said she wanted to get a discussion going on gambling Thursday, so a committee heard about everything from glamorous mega-casinos to dying greyhounds in a four-hour hearing. Whether legislators will make any major ...
Florida debates gambling as big players lay down their betsBayoubuzz

all 66 news articles »


Atlanta Business Chronicle (blog)

Casino Gambling Legalization Introduced; Projections Suggest $250M For HOPE
Peach Pundit
Today, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers has dropped bills that would pave the way for Georgia to aim higher and assert itself into the major leagues of casino gambling. Supporters of HR 807 and HB 677 tout a potential payoff of 10,000 construction jobs ...
Exclusive: Bills would legalize casino resorts in GeorgiaAtlanta Journal Constitution
Georgia lawmakers to look at legalizing casinosAtlanta Business Chronicle (blog)
Rep. Stephens files legislation that would bring full gambling t - MyFoxAL.com ...FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

all 15 news articles »


Bradenton Herald

Don't spread casino gambling across Florida
Bradenton Herald
Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee. Instead, the state should be renogtiating its exclusive gaming agreement with the Seminole ...

and more »


This is the year to expand casino gambling
Chicago Tribune
If the Illinois Legislature is ever going to pass a casino expansion bill, the odds are good this is going to be the year. Both the state and Chicago are facing major financial problems that will be worsened if the Illinois Supreme Court rules, as ...



Where Kentucky governor candidates stand on gaming
Newsandtribune
“He does not believe casino gambling is a long-term solution for any of Kentucky's financial problems, so that will not be a priority for his administration.” • James Comer — Campaign director Edwin King would not say if Comer personally supports or ...

and more »


CardPlayer.com

Connecticut Looks At More Casino Gambling
CardPlayer.com
The state of Connecticut is looking to expand its gambling industry to keep up with competition in the region. Many in the state are worried about new casinos being built in Massachusetts and New York. Other nearby states like Pennsylvania and Maryland ...
Connecticut lawmakers, Native American tribes push for 3 new casinos to ...MassLive.com
We started casino war and now we're losing itJournal Inquirer
Poll: Connecticut Opposes More Casinos, Highway TollsThe Daily Voice
Hartford Courant
all 185 news articles »


Online Poker.net

New York Looks To Expand Casino Gambling Before Online Poker
Online Poker.net
New York Looks To Expand Casino Gambling Before Online Poker New York currently has five Native-American casinos, and nine racetracks with video lottery terminals, but between 2013 and 2014 gambling revenues were down by 0.8% (after inflation), ...

and more »


OCA News

Casino Gambling Coming to GTA Online
OCA News
GTA Online players will be excited to hear that the upcoming update for “GTA Online” is rumoured to be an entirely new Casino DLC, also known as the High Roller Update. It is thought that the update will bring four mini-games including blackjack, poker ...



Sun appears setting on casino gambling
Nashua Telegraph
Alittle more than two years ago, Gov. Maggie Hassan made the licensing of a single destination resort casino in southeastern New Hampshire a crucial funding source for her first two-year budget. Hassan took a lot of heat for championing the casino ...



Crossmap

GTA 5 Online Heists: Casino, Gambling DLC Release Leaked: Players Could ...
Crossmap
New details surfaced online purporting the release of GTA 5 Online Casino DLC has been revealed by an avid fan and added that this new expansion pack is about Casino, Slot Machines, Lottery, and Gambling where players can win millions of dollars.

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.